Being Muslim Immigrants in America: Preservation, Resistance, and Negotiation of Identity in Ayad Akhtar’s “American Dervish”

Vivid Journal of Language and Literature

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Title Being Muslim Immigrants in America: Preservation, Resistance, and Negotiation of Identity in Ayad Akhtar’s “American Dervish”
 
Creator Handayani, Rika
 
Subject Muslim Immigrants; Identity; Preservation; Resistance; Negotiation
 
Description This thesis entitled ‘Being Muslim Immigrants in America: Preservation, Resistance, and Negotiation of Identity in Ayad Akhtar’s ‘American Dervish’ aims to analyze the depiction of Muslim immigrants identity in the context of diaspora. Through the lenses of Hall’s theory of identity and Clifford’s  diaspora, the analysis centered on how the Muslim immigrant characters in the novel interacted with other individuals with diverse backgrounds of race, gender, and religion. This contributed towards the construction of identity through the preservation and resistance of homeland culture, dominant culture or host land culture and the negotiation between Muslim immigrants and their state and American society. Therefore, the Muslim immigrant characters in the novel hold a non-essential and fluid identity as portrayed from the perpetual construction of identity.
 
Publisher English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Andalas University
 
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Date 2020-12-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://jurnalvivid.fib.unand.ac.id/index.php/vivid/article/view/177
10.25077/vj.9.2.51-56.2020
 
Source Vivid: Journal of Language and Literature; Vol 9, No 2 (2020); 51-56
2502-146X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://jurnalvivid.fib.unand.ac.id/index.php/vivid/article/view/177/183
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Rika Handayani
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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